Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Color Combo Blog Hop January 2018

Welcome to our Color Combo Blog Hop for January as we start a New Year. I am excited to share this new color combination with you and the project that I came up with. This month we were challenged to use Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede for our design. I must admit, I don't use pastels a lot, so this was outside my comfort zone and a fun challenge to take part in. 

I decided to create the card base with Daffodil Delight Cardstock and used a layer of Pink Pirouette Cardstock as a matte for my layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Using the stamp set, You've Got This, I stamped the large background stamp in Pink Pirouette Classic ink to provide a soft background color.  I then stamped the flower image in Soft Suede Classic ink on top of the Pink Pirouette background as well as the sentiment towards the bottom right of the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer. 

To add a little more depth and interest to the flower, I used a blender pen to color the flower petals with Daffodil Delight Classic ink. I loved the way it made the flower pop against the Pink Pirouette stamped background and gave it an almost spotlight look. Next I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flower, stem and leaves for a little shimmer. The final touch was adding a couple of sequins from the Gold Mini Sequin Trim for a little added sparkle. 

My favorite thing about this color combination was the softness that it gave this card design and I loved how the Soft Suede Classic ink worked as a great alternative to stamp the images. I think this color combination would work well for sympathy, thank you or birthday cards. I think I will be exploring using pastels more now that I have seen how beautifully they work together.

I hope my card has inspired you to give this color combination a try. Now it is time to continue on our blog hop journey and visit Elisabeth Pirolt Jun and see what she has created for this month's color challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog.

Until Next time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts
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  1. I love your card Tricia! You did a great job with this color combo.

    1. Thank you Lisa. It was a fun challenge to create with these colors.

  2. A beautiful card Tricia, it was an "intresting" combi, and for me it was a little bit difficult, too :-)

    1. Thank you Zsu. It's good to try something new and different. I think that's why I love these color challenges so much. :)